The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship visits High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, PA today for the fifth round of the season.
Watch live streaming coverage beginning at noon ET on NBC Sports Live Extra with the pre-race show, available exclusively online. First motos in both classes will immediately follow at 1 p.m. ET, with second motos starting at 3 p.m. ET. Click here to access the Live Extra stream.
NBCSN will also have live television coverage of second motos at 3 p.m. ET.
Eli Tomac’s season-ending injury a few weeks ago has left the door wide open for Ryan Dungey to win his third championship in the 450 Class. The Red Bull KTM rider has been victorious at the last two rounds and carries a 37-point lead into today’s High Point National.
RCH Suzuki’s Ken Roczen is by no means ready to concede the title though. The defending champion of the premier class, Roczen finally scored his first moto win of the season last week at Muddy Creek and is clearly improving after being hampered by a back injury at the start of the season. Despite the fact that Roczen only has just one moto win and no overall wins through four rounds, he has actually led five more laps than Dungey so far this year and should once again be in the mix up front.
In the 250 Class, the championship race has developed into a two-rider battle between Jeremy Martin and Marvin Musquin, as each rider has four moto wins apiece this season. Although they have yet to truly battle each other on the track, the two have constantly gone back and forth in the standings over the last few weeks.
Martin holds the red plate for the second week in a row, but his lead over Musquin is just six points. They were the two fastest riders in practice this morning, with Musquin edging his counterpart out by four-tenths of a second to earn the distinction of being the top qualifier.
Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”